Students have a new opportunity to become involved at MCC-Longview through the Presidential Fellows leadership program. The Office of the President developed this initiative to provide a series of thematic extra-curricular programs for the campus community. The inaugural group of five Fellows began their roles in September 2015 and have continued to serve their student body. These students possess leadership and public speaking skills, a passion for enhancing the college experience and the ability to motivate and inspire their peers. Specifically, the Fellows have volunteered and represented the Office of the President during Campus Town Hall events, completed community projects, escorted select community guests, gathered student opinions and ideas regarding strategic planning ideas at student town hall meetings, help lead half-time activities during athletic games and attend campus leadership training sessions.
2016-17 Presidential Fellows
Jantz Carney, from Kansas City, MO, is a tenacious, goal oriented individual. In addition to being a member of the Presidential Fellows, he is the Vice President of MCC's Computer Club and a member of PTK. He is working to complete his associate in Computer Science and transfer to a top program.
Nicole Conn, from Odessa, has been a successful student at MCC-Longview since fall 2015. She was very involved in high school and has continued her involvement by becoming a Presidential Fellow. She enjoys meeting with the Fellows to engage in activities that will benefit the MCC-Longview campus. Nicole is transferring to Middle Tennessee State in the spring of 2017, in pursuit of a Bachelor's degree in Music Business with a major in recording industry. She hopes to take what she has learned on the MCC-Longview campus with her to Tennessee and help make a difference on her new campus.
Ryley Crabtree, from Grain Valley, Missouri, is in her second year at MCC-Longview. Ryley plans to attain her Associate in Arts then transfer in the fall to pursue a degree in marketing and believes her time with the Fellows will help her communication and leadership skills. She is also the Vice President of Fundraising for Phi Theta Kappa and recently won the short story contest for the Longview Literary Festival. Ryley says that her favorite part of Longview is how many opportunities there are to become involved.
Jordan Kemp, from Drexel Missouri, is in his first semester at MCC-Longview. In the upcoming spring semester, he plans on starting an associate of arts computer science degree program and hopes to complete it by the spring of 2018. Jordan feels that the Presidential Fellows is a great fit for him because he is a sociable person who enjoys interaction with others. Jordan hopes that through this program he will develop better interpersonal leadership skills that will help him in real world situations.
Megan Mathis, from Belton, began her journey at MCC-Longview in fall of 2015 and has remained a stellar student. She feels her communication and organizational skills along with her determination make her a successful Fellow. “I also enjoy helping to motivate others and push them to be the best they can be, because everybody has the potential to provide our society with their unique skills and opinions to make it better.” Megan plans to complete her Associate of Arts degree and transfer to become a Physical Therapist.
Aws Rhaimeh, from Lee’s Summit, first attended MCC-Longview in summer of 2014 acquiring dual-credits. Aws is a very active student on campus as he has been involved in the Allied Health Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government, Student Ambassador, and Peer Mentoring. He feels with his leadership skills and work ethic, becoming a Fellow will increase his ability to represent the student body of MCC-Longview. He will continue his learning experience at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in the spring of 2017 to study Pre-Med. “We all have a special way to impact this world, and helping people, is my undertaking.”